Tuesday, July 18, 2023

I see you hiding in there.

Dear Quiet Email Buddies ~

I see you silently hanging out on the sidelines.  Yes, you.

You've told me more than once how much you enjoy the blog.  Or maybe I've never met you but you're a super faithful reader. 

I appreciate you so much.  Thank you for continuing to make space in your overflowing inbox and your busy week for me.  This post's for you!  'Cause you're a precious part of this online community even if you've never ventured over to leave a comment.

If you haven't already, would you please be brave and click right here, right now, to enter the $50 Barnes & Noble Gift Card Giveaway?  

You can do it, yes you can.    

No, you don't have to be a blogger or a technical wizard to enter.  

1.  Simply scroll down to the bottom of that post to the comment section.  

2.  Follow the prompts to leave your name and the title of the book you've read this year that you've loved the most.  Hit the PUBLISH button.

3.  Your comment must include your full name and the title of your favorite read so far in 2023.  It must be posted by tonightTuesday, July 18th at 9 pm (eastern).  The giveaway is open all readers who are US residents and you must be a current or new subscriber to enter.  The random winner will be notified by email. 

I'd like to get to know you better.  It'd mean the world to me to see you there ...
Linda 💙

P.S. (1+ hour later)
Having technical difficulties?  My apologies.  Simply email your comment to me and I'll post it for you!


  1. "I See You Hiding In There" - great title for the blog! It certainly peeked my interest! It's true that there are many of us that don't comment on the blog on a regular basis. There's many reasons - pressed for time, other people have already said what I would say, a certain day's blog doesn't click with you or maybe a person is too shy with their opinions! It's all fine - the best thing is that they came to the blog, read it, looked at the pictures, listened to the song or whatever draws their interest - and they continually come back! Thanks for the work you put into the blog - we all appreciate it, just in different ways.

    1. You hit all the nails right on the head, Mah ... except the most important one. I never want anyone to feel like they don't belong or their presence doesn't matter or their thoughts not welcomed. Ever.

      Not on my watch.

  2. I agree with Maryleigh. That title is hook-y! I'm so thankful for your words and your encouragement, my friend.

    1. I only wish I had gift cards for everyone who dropped by this week!

  3. A great post once again, Linda.

    God bless.

  4. Linda, I always read your posts and enjoy them immensely. Lately, I have had so much going on that I have not commented as usual. Blessings, Pam

    1. I hear ya' ... this is a busy season. And I wouldn't have it any other way. I hope you're enjoying every second, friend.

  5. I see you hiding way out there,
    you folks my words have somehow reached,
    and I feel your gentle prayer
    as my ship of life lies beached
    upon this rocky windward shore,
    hard-driven by the stormy sea,
    where the worst lies at my core
    and this will be the death of me.
    But as the messages come in
    upon God's shortwave wireless,
    I start to feel the hope begin
    to rise again, and must confess
    that to where- and whatever ends
    I will be carried by my friends.